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EPA backs Pennsylvania’s $141 million water quality  improvement plan

EPA backs Pennsylvania’s $141 million water quality improvement plan

October 15, 2017 at 7:55 am 0 comments

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced it has approved and helped fund a $141 million plan by Pennsylvania to implement 23 clean water infrastructure projects. The Intended Use Plan includes an award of $52,518,000 from EPA’s FY 2017 Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF). The plan by the Pennsylvania InfrastructureRead More

Trump nominates Wheeler for EPA Deputy Administrator

Trump nominates Wheeler for EPA Deputy Administrator

October 6, 2017 at 10:01 pm 0 comments

President Donald Trump has announced Andrew Wheeler as his nominee for EPA Deputy Administrator, the number two position at the agency. Wheeler has an extensive background with environmental law and policy. He started his career with EPA and later worked for Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), serving as staff director onRead More

Office of Water nominee Ross testifies before Senate

Office of Water nominee Ross testifies before Senate

October 6, 2017 at 9:21 pm 0 comments

At a Senate committee hearing on Oct. 4, David Ross, President Trump’s nominee to lead the EPA’s Office of Water, testified on his commitment to working with states and his strong belief in cooperative federalism. Ross commented that, if confirmed, he would ensure the Office of Water uses “sound science” for regulatoryRead More

House approves FY18 spending bill, EPA cuts

House approves FY18 spending bill, EPA cuts

September 19, 2017 at 4:10 pm 0 comments

The House of Representatives this month passed an omnibus appropriations bill that, if enacted, would provide funding for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and a range of other federal departments and agencies for the duration of the 2018 fiscal year. But the bill is not expected to see furtherRead More

Revised consent decree requires Baltimore to address SSOs

Revised consent decree requires Baltimore to address SSOs

September 11, 2017 at 10:19 am 0 comments

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Maryland Department of the Environment announced that a revised amended consent decree to eliminate sanitary sewer overflows (SSOs) in the City of Baltimore was filed in federal court in Baltimore. “This modification presents the best path forward to eliminating sanitary sewer overflows inRead More

Water utilities recognized for sustainable, future-focused innovations

Water utilities recognized for sustainable, future-focused innovations

August 14, 2017 at 10:49 am 0 comments

Several water sector associations are recognizing 25 water utilities for their leadership in community engagement, watershed stewardship and recovery of resources such as water, energy, and nutrients. The Utility of the Future Today recognition celebrates the achievements of forward-thinking, innovative water utilities that are providing resilient value-added service to communities.Read More

EPA outlines new requirements for lead outreach

EPA outlines new requirements for lead outreach

August 7, 2017 at 9:50 am 0 comments

A new strategic plan released by the U.S. EPA outlines the process for EPA, primacy agencies and drinking water utilities to “provide targeted outreach, education, technical assistance and risk communication to populations affected by lead in drinking water.” The new requirements are in accordance with the December 2016 Water Infrastructure Improvements forRead More

EPA selects 12 entities for first WIFIA applications

EPA selects 12 entities for first WIFIA applications

July 24, 2017 at 10:08 am 0 comments

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has invited 12 projects in nine states to apply for Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) loans. These potential applicants were selected from a group of projects that represent large and small communities from across the United States that submitted letters of interest toRead More

House panel approves 6.5 percent EPA cut

House panel approves 6.5 percent EPA cut

July 24, 2017 at 9:32 am 0 comments

The House Appropriations Committee has approved an FY18 spending bill that would cut EPA’s funding by 6.5 percent next year. The cut is far short of the 31 percent cut sought by President Donald Trump but still severe enough to reduce overall agency funding to a level not seen sinceRead More

EPA to fund New York water quality programs

EPA to fund New York water quality programs

June 26, 2017 at 9:21 am 0 comments

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation a Performance Partnership grant of $5.7 million to administer water quality programs. “The EPA is protecting the environment by engaging our state partners,” said Administrator Scott Pruitt. “This grant should help New York meet their localRead More

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